Research for Children
If your child is between 6 and 18 years of age, you can play an important role in research by volunteering for a free and confidential study conducted by the McPartland Lab at the Yale School of Medicine.
We are seeking children diagnosed with either autism, intellectual disability, or who are neurotypical.
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Social Attention in Autistic Children and Children with Intellectual Disability
This project studies attention to social images in autistic children with intellectual disability (ID) and non-autistic children with ID. We are studying behavior and brain systems to better understand the different ways these children experience the social world. Participation involves one or two visits to our offices where children and families will talk to a clinician, complete questionnaires, and watch videos while their brain waves and movement are recorded. Children will receive a clinical evaluation and report as well as compensation between $60 to $120.
Autism Biomarkers Consortium for Clinical Trials
The Autism Biomarkers Consortium for Clinical Trials (ABC-CT) is a research study to understand how we can better measure social skills in school-age autistic children. We are currently recruiting both typically developing children and children with a diagnosis of autism between the ages of 6 and 11 years old. A diagnostic and cognitive evaluation is provided to all participants at no cost and participants will be compensated $300.
To learn more about the ABC-CT study you can visit asdbiomarkers.org for additional information.
The Brain Basis of Eye Contact in Autism
This study researches brain responses to eye contact in autistic and neurotypical children. The project studies behavior and brain systems to better understand how autistic children perceive and respond to eye contact from others. Participation involves one visit to our lab where individuals will talk to a clinician, complete questionnaires, and watch videos while their brain waves are recorded with an electroencephalogram (EEG). Participants will receive a clinical evaluation and report as well as compensation of $60.
Please note that we are currently only accepting non-autistic male participants for this study.
Skin Biopsy Study in Children with ASD
This study evaluates how brain cells develop in biologically male autistic and neurotypical children. Skin cells will be used to generate stem cells containing unique information that will allow us to study the process of brain development in the laboratory. We hope that this study will help us learn more about the brain mechanisms involved in autism in order to find better ways of supporting autistic people.
Collaborator: Dr. Flora Vaccarino
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